Candy Cane Snickerdoodles

Happy Christmas Eve!

Tonight’s the night to put out milk and cookies for Santa.

This year, let’s give Santa some variety and try something new.

The favorite snickerdoodle gets a holiday makeover with some crushed candy canes.

The recipe I present to you today celebrates the semi-homemade mentality for a perfect last minute party favorite. It uses premade sugar cookie dough. (Feel free to make your own sugar cookie dough from scratch, if you prefer.) I made these cookies as part of my donation to a cookie drive. When I told my mom about these cookies she simply added crushed candy canes to her favorite snickerdoodle recipe.

Candy Cane Snickerdoodles


  • 1 roll (16oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 candy canes, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer break up the sugar cookie dough. Mix in the flour.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and candy canes.
  4. Gather cookie dough and roll into a log. Cut into 3 dozen cookies. Roll into balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-14 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for one minute before removing to a cooling rack.

*This recipe is adapted from Deborah at*

CC Snickerdoodles 1 FG1 CC Snickerdoodles 2 FG1

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